888 Poker Software Review

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Why Play at 888 Poker:

  • 100% First Deposit Bonus Up to $400
  • $100,000 First Depositors Challenge
  • $3,500 First Depositors Freeroll
  • Healthy Mix of Soft Cash Games and Tournaments
  • $100,000 Sunday Challenge Flagship Tournament

888 Poker Software Synopsis

888poker is an online poker site that's part of the publicly traded 888 Holdings Plc. It offers a wide variety of games in formats like sit and gos, multi-table tournaments, and ring games. There are also No Limit, Limit, and Pot Limit games and the site is known as being one of the softest on the Net. For those looking to take advantage of a 100% first deposit bonus of up to $400 and a high-trafficked poker scene, then 888 could be the ideal place to make your next deposit.

888 Poker Software Full Review

Being one of the highest trafficked poker sites on the Net, 888poker will give new depositors plenty of action 24 hours per day at a variety of games and buy-in levels. Plus, 888 has innovative webcam tables that do not exist on other online poker sites.

When you open the 888Poker lobby, you'll find several tabs to orientate you. For example, the "Beginners" tab provides a list of games with stakes as low as $0.01/$0.02, perfect for the new online poker player looking to get his feet wet in real money games or those who want to test out the software without risking a major bankroll block:

There is also a "Quick Seat" tab that gives players the option to select game type, table type, and stakes in order to be taken directly to a table that fits their filter parameters. Plus, there is a "My Favorites" tab for picking the games you want to enter and having them displayed conveniently within this area.

Unlike some other sites, you won't find a large number of house-built skins for your online poker interface, but what you will find on 888 is a clean, smooth graphical layout that makes betting, calling, and folding a breeze:

The most popular cash games on 888Poker are generally the $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max tables, which have a maximum initial buy-in of $200 and a minimum of $40. As for tournaments, 888's two flagship events take place on Sunday. The Sunday Challenge is a $90 tournament with one rebuy allowed that typically pays over $20,000 for first place. The $120,000 Mega Deep is a $215 buy-in event that pays over $30,000 for first place.

The 888 VIP tier-based system begins at the Blue level with 2% cash back and players can obtain Iron status by earning 10 Status Points on a monthly basis. As you earn more points, your VIP status will correspondingly increase to Chrome, Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All of these monthly tiers have a different range of benefits along with their own cash back percentages and monthly freerolls.

On a yearly basis, players can earn 27% cash back by accumulating 60,000 Status Points in one year. If you accrue 350,000 Status Points in one year, you will be given the title of VIP Diamond, which gives players the best value at 36% cash back. See the chart below for VIP benefits:

All in all, 888Poker.com has a multitude of attractive incentives to convince new players to sign up and begin competing. Many in the industry feel that 888 Poker has just the right blend of games, player fields, and soft competition to grow significantly in the coming years. Currently, U.S. players are not allowed on 888.


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